FREE: The cuckoo and the donkey

Category: FREE: Ensemble Pieces - Very Easy

Music for mixed-level string ensemble:
"The cuckoo and the donkey" (Der Kuckuck und der Esel)

Arr.: Kerstin Wartberg & David Andruss


Listen to our brand new song, variations on the German Folk Song. It is a famous and very old German children’s song from the early 19th century. Its text was written by Hoffmann von Fallersleben in 1835, the melody was already composed by Carl Friedrich Zelter in 1810. The song is about a singing contest between a cuckoo and a donkey.

We arranged it especially for the group of mixed-level children and teacher trainees from Pre-Twinkle up to book 6 for our Mallorca workshop. So it was sort of a world premiere.

We had a lot of fun to learn this song and its variations.

About this item:  
Violins 1 - 5 / Viola / Cello / Piano

Very easy (Pre-Twinkle)
Easy (Suzuki Books 1 and 2)
Intermediate (Suzuki Book 4 & up)
Solo (Suzuki Book 3 & up)

This download contains the following 9 files (zipped):
Full Score
5 Violin parts
Piano part
MP3 file piano accompaniment - practice tempo
MP3 file piano accompaniment - performance tempo

(PDF, 14 pages and 2 MP3 files)

The following audio files are streamable but can only be downloaded with a STUDIO or SCHOOL license.
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